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John Wood

Also Known As: "1st cousin to wife"
Birthplace: Dunshaughlin Castle, Dunshaughlin, County Meath, Leinster, Ireland
Death: Died in Meath, Meath, Ireland
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir John Woods, Kt. and Isabella Woods
Husband of Elizabeth Wood and Wife of John Andrew Woods (Bedlow)
Father of Elizabeth Wallace; Michael Marion Woods, Sr.; John Andrew Woods, III; William Woods; Andrew Woods and 4 others
Brother of Thomas Woods; Andrew Woods; William Woods and James Woods

Managed by: Marsha Gail Veazey
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About John Wood

I just started using the World Family Tree CD's, vol.'s 1-5 and noticed the same error repeated in several Woods family trees. The error is the listing of Michael Woods 684-1762, the son of John Woods and Elizabeth _Worsop_ of Northern Ireland. In the 1970's and 80's several researchers examined Irish records.

One of the best descriptions of one such effort is in "Woods-Wallace Cousin Clues" by Ruth Lamar Petracek. Elizabeth Worsop was married to _a_ John Wood (no"s") and was his second wife, but not the ancestor of the Borden Grant, Virginia Woods. Elizabeth Worsop is proven to have had _NO_ children. (Public Records office, Belfast, Ireland, T 559, Vol. 42, p. 148)

Note: "was NOT the husband of Elizabeth Warsop: she married a different John WOOD (no 's') as his 2nd wife and may have had no children." See Major Error in Michael Woods Trees

John was a cousin of his wife, Elizabeth Woods.   The marriage was said to have been arranged between cousins to keep some prized lands and buildings in the family.  Elizabeth had inherited Dunshaughlin Castle from her father, Sir Thomas Woods.  John was a second son of his parents, and thus had little if any land that he was eligible to inherit.  The laws of primogeniture gave almost everything to the first born son.

Sir John Woods of Dunshaughlin Castle was the son or grandson of Sir John Woods of Yorkshire County, England who married Isabel Bruce and had come into Ireland with Cromwell.

This Woods family still has a branch in Ireland, descended from John and Elizabeth Woods(s)' first born son, that owns Milverton Hall at Skerries, on the coast north of Dublin. [1]

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John Wood's Timeline

June 12, 1654
Dunshaughlin, County Meath, Leinster, Ireland
June 14, 1654
Age 26
January 20, 1682
Age 27
Dunshauglin, County Meath, Leinster, Ireland
Age 27
Age 29
Dunshanglin Castle, Dunshanglin, Meath, Ireland
Age 30
Ulster, Blair Park, Ireland
Age 31
Ulster, Meath, Blair Park, Ireland
Age 33
Orange, Orange County, Virginia, United States
Age 33
Blair Park, Ulster, Ireland